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Louis I "the Pious" of the Franks
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Louis the Pious and Rebellion Charlemagne's son Louis the Pious (r. 814840) came to the throne when his father died of fever. He took his role as the leader of Christian empire very seriously, and was a strong promoter of Benedictine monasticism. His firstborn son, Lothar, was made co-emperor, and other sons Pippin and Louis were made sub-kings. When Louis remarried after his wife' Ermengard's death and had another son, Charles, in 823, his other children rebelled and fought their father and one another for more than a decade. The Treaty of Verdun After Louis's death in 840, the Treaty of Verdun (843) divided the empire among his three remaining sons. Charles the Bald (r. 843877) received the western third (present-day France); Louis the German (r. 843876) received the eastern third (present-day Germany); and the "Middle Kingdom" was given to Lothar (r. 840876), along with the imperial title.
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